Picture Permission issue after reinstall

May 25, 2011 at 08:45:35
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, 2.0GHz/4GB
Hi, I recently reinstalled my copy of windows 7 on my laptop. I saved all my files to an external hard drive so that I could reload them after I was finished. I forgot I had some folders locked to my user account so after the install I cannot view or transfer them back to my laptop because it recognizes my computer as a different account.

I tried to go into properties and give my current account full control but even though it has the check marks in all the property permission boxes I still cannot view them. All the locked folders and files have a green text to them indicating they are locked. Please help, I don't want to lose these files (step by step instructions to try would be the best, thanks!)

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May 26, 2011 at 19:14:46
I've never tried to get permission after reinstalling Windows 7
I give what worked for me under normal conditions.

Access Denied - For the file in question.
Right click - properties - Security Tab - Advance Button -
Change Permissions - Edit - Allow - OK- Apply - OK - OK - OK

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May 26, 2011 at 19:35:39
You are correct on the permissions. My next problem was that they were encrypted and I didn't save the certificate so now the files are essentially lost forever. Thanks anyway though!

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